Richmond region travel and tourism spending jumps 5% in 2018

a new have a look at has proper information for the Richmond placeís tourism industry. journey and tourism spending elevated five% in 2018 while in comparison with the preceding yr. The have a look at launched Tuesday by the U.S. tour affiliation determined that the vicinity saw 7.7 million traffic closing yr. Tourism generated greater than $2.6 billion in neighborhood spending. The take a look at become commissioned via the Virginia Tourism Corp., the kingdomís tour advertising corporation. The Richmond times-Dispatch reports that the bulk of the spending, approximately $963.5 million, passed off in Henrico County. The town of Richmond ranked 2d inside the place in tourism spending, with $800.2 million in tourism revenue.

Statewide, tourism led to 234,000 jobs and $1.78 billion in state and local taxes. Copyright © 2019 The associated Press. All rights reserved. This cloth won't be posted, broadcast, written or redistributed.